FireHouse guitarist Bill Leverty thinks that he had the Covid-19 virus back in February

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FireHouse guitarist Bill Leverty thinks that he had the Covid-19 virus back in February

FireHouse guitarist and solo artist Bill Leverty was recently interviewed by All Music/All Bands. Leverty released his latest solo album titled Divided We Fall back on June 19, 2020.

In terms of his thoughts on how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the music industry, Leverty indicated: “It sucks. I want to get back out and play. The fans want to get back to going to concerts. We don’t want anyone to get sick either, so it’s a very touchy thing. As soon as we’re allowed to go back to work, we will.”

With respect to the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on his personal life, Leverty revealed: “Other than that I can’t go to work to make a living, it has only affected me like it has affected everyone else. I think I probably caught the virus in February. I had all of the symptoms: dry cough, high fever, body aches, etc. It lasted for about three or four days and then I felt like I had been beaten up for about a week or two.”

In regard to where the inspiration comes to write songs, Leverty stated: “I’d say it comes from personal experience, observation, and imagination. For me, songwriting is ten percent inspiration and ninety percent perspiration. It takes a lot of work to finish a song, but for me, it all starts with an idea that’s worth pursuing. These really good ideas don’t pop into my head every day. I have to be thinking about songwriting for quality ideas to emerge. When I’m not thinking about songwriting, the ideas don’t just magically appear. I have to practice my instrument a LOT. I come up with musical ideas when I practice.”

You can read the rest of the interview with Bill Leverty at All Music/All Bands‘ Facebook page.

Bill Leverty‘s “Strong” video (from the Divided We Fall album):